To apply for a volunteer opportunity, you must contact the organization directly either through their website or the contact person. The CEC does not register students directly for volunteer opportunities. These organizations may require a background check.
A more indepth explanation regarding volunteer opportunities can be found on noblehour.com/NLU
A JUST HARVEST
Contact: Christine Wellman, Office Manager
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving in the Community Kitchen, Community Organizing, Mentoring Young Adults, & General opportunities.
For more information about volunteering, click here: A Just Harvest Volunteer Opportunties
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Contact: Samantha Kuderna, Community Manager
Volunteer Opportunities: Educational Ambassador/Community Presentations, Day of Event Volunteer for Fundraising Events (Relay For Life, Black & White Gala, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer), Relay for Life Planning/Event Committee, Wig Boutique, Media/PR, Patient Resource (Weekdays 9am - 4pm), Road to Recovery Drive (Weekdays 7am - 4pm), Receptionist/Help with Office Projects, Implement Educational Activities at Events, and Advocacy.
For more information about volunteering, click here: American Cancer Society
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF METRO CHICAGO
Contact: Alicia Pernaw. Volunteer & Family Processing Specialist
Volunteer Opportunities: Community Based Mentoring - volunteer matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age for a minimum of one year, meeting 2 to 4 times a month. Site Based Mentoring - volunteers matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age & attend weekly meetings at a designated site or program. Must have own car & driver's license.
BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER (BYC)
Contact: Tanya Fink, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, Brown Elephant Resale Shop, BYC Drop-in Youth Worker, BYC Health Educator, Clinic Based Counselor, Medical Records, Outreach Administrative, Street Outreach, Food Pick-Up/Delivery, Special Event Opportunities, & Walk-in Clinic Greeter.
CASA CENTRAL (YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED)
Contact: Flynn Doran, Service Project Development Leader
Volunteer Opportunities: Working with children and teens, tutoring/mentoring in the "Learning and Serving" program, joining older adults in activities, sharing a special talent or skill, arranging the clothing boutique at La Posada - our interim housing program for homeless families.
For more information about volunteering, click here: Casa Central Volunteer Opportunities
CHICAGO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Contact: LaWanda May
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, All-In-One, Arts Learning, Community Connections, Early Learning Administration & Programs, Family Programs, Guest Connections, Kraft Free Family Night, Special Events, & Student Workshops.
Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships filled, Winter/Spring will be posted in December.
CHICAGO HOPES FOR KIDS
Contact: Patricia Rivera
Volunteer Opportunities: Tutors for K-8th Grade Students, Literacy Program Summer 2015, Site Coordinator, & Enrichment Volunteer.
For more information about volunteering, click here: Chicago Hopes for Kids
CHILDREN'S ONCOLOGY SERVICES
Contact: Jill Kulbok Carlson
For more information about volunteering & internships, click here: Children Oncology Services
Contact: Mara Tapp
Volunteer Opportunities: After-school tutors & Student helpers.
CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY OUTREACH (CCO)
Contact: Sarah Wright, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Painting Projects, Organizing Our Free Store, Serving Meals, Distributing Groceries.
Internship Opportunities: Culinary, Case-Work, Maintenance, Office, Volunteer Coordinator, Life Skills, Grant Writing.
DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 630-637-8000 ext 4680
Volunteer Opportunities: Play Assistant, Museum Assistant, Art Studio, Visitors Services, Maintenance, & Administrative
Internship Opportunities: Art Programming, Development, Early Childhood, Event Planning, Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Membership, Birthday Parties & Rentals, & Volunteer Management.
Background Check Required
Volunteer Opportunities: Working in Children & Family Center Kitchen, Reading to Children, Working with Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Individuals, & Maintenance.
GADS HILL CENTER
Contact: Bryan Stokes, Program Director
Phone: 312-226-0963 ext 225
Volunteer Opportunities: Club Learn Tutor, Club Learn Aide, Child Development Center Program Assistant
Mentor Opportunties: Mentor for New Horizons with Middle School Students & Tutor Mentors for Teen Connection with College Bound Youths.
To Volunteer, Click here Gads Hill Center Volunteer Opportunities
GIRLS IN THE GAME
Contact: Meg Horgan
Volunteer Opportunties: Girls in the Game After-School, Tutor/Homework Help, Saturday Days of Play,
GameDays: One-Day Events, Sports and Leadership Summer Camp, Special Events, Technical Support, & Special Interests.
Internship Opportunities: Unpaid Full & Part-Time - Programming (Elementary, Middle or High School Level), Development, & Marketing/Communications.
Contact: Kayleigh Avello, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative Support at Hospice Advantage Office, Running Errands & Chores, Providing Comfort Care to Hospice Patients & Familiy Members, & Visiting Hospice Patients in Hospitals.
INSTITUTO DEL PROGRESO LATINO
Contact: Juanita Negrete
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative Support, High School Mentor with AVID, & Volunteer Services Support.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CHICAGO
Contact: Rita Cardenas, Operations Manager
Phone: 312-715-1300 ext.239
Volunteer Opportunities: Classroom Volunteer, Capstone Volunteer, After School & Summer Programs.
KOHL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Contact: Development Office
Volunteer Opportunities: Assistants to Help in Adventures in Art Exhibit, Exhibit Experience Opportunities, Birthday Party Concierge, & Membership Renewal/Recruitment Associate.
Contact: Drew Moran, Manager of Volunteers
Phone: 773-525-1777 ext. 19
Volunteer Opportunities: Click here - http://www.lakeviewpantry.org/volunteer-opportunities.html
To sign up directly to volunteer: http://www.lakeviewpantry.org/signup.html
MARILLAC ST. VINCENT FAMILY SERVICES
Contact: Whitney Allen, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Food Pantry, Community Garden, Working with Senior Citizens, Working with Kids, & Computer Lab.
NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE
Contact: Becca Bowlin, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Crisis Line Workers, Administrative Support, & Street Team.
Internship Opportunities: Work-Study & Internships for those in Social Service Programs.
NEW MOMS, INC.
Contact: Emily White Hodge
Volunteer Opportunities: Receptionist, APD Job Search Assistant, Donation Distribution, Volunteer Work Floor Support, Lunch Monitoring, Donation Drive Coordinator, Delivery & Pick-Up, Candle Production Assistance, Special Events, Child Care, Professional Speaker, & Photographer.
Internship Opportunities: Bright Endeavors Social Enterprise Intern.
PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION & SERVICE (P.I.E.S)
Contact: Karen Roth
Service Trip Opportunities: June Service Trip to Genola Migrant Head Start Community Center in Genola, Utah, July Service Trip to Brooklyn, New York, and Service Trip to New Orleans, Louisana.
PAWS CHICAGO (PETS ARE WORTH SAVING)
Contact: Melissa Ziberna, Program Specialist
Internship Opportunties: Volunteer program. Animal Care Program, Adoption Program, Community Cats Program, Special Events Program, Communications Program, Social Media Program, and Graphic Design Program
PROJECT CARE PLUS: BENSENVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz
Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101
Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring & Tutoring After School Program.
SAINT JOSEPH SERVICES
Contact: James Escortt, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: click here http://www.stjosephservices.org/volunteer-opportunities
SCARCE: SCHOOL & COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING EDUCATION
Contact: Kay McKeen
Time Commitment: Long term, short term, and 1 day projects
Volunteer Opportunties: Fall Recycling Extravaganzaz, Book Rescue, Tools for Schools, Super Crayons, Office & Data Entry, Concierge.
SU CASA CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITY
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Part-Time & Live In Internships (Part Time, 3/4 Time, & Full Time).
THE FIELD MUSEUM
Contact: Aimee Davis, Volunteer & Public Learning Experiences Administrator
Volunteer Opportunities: Discovery Squad Volunteer, Behind-The-Scenes Volunteer, Crown Family Playlab Volunteer, & Public Floor Volunteer.
WHEELING TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY
Contact: Craig Wleklinski
Volunteer Opportunities: Meals on Wheels & Food Pantry Assistant
Background Check Required & Long Term Commitment Preferred (Once a Week)
Y.O.U (YOUTH ORGANIZATION UMBRELLA)
Contact: Rebecca Moore, HR Coordinator
Phone: 847-866-1200 ext 232
Available Opportunities: YOU in process of restructuring & will post at a later date
Long Term Volunteer Opportunities
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE (CNCS)
Contact: John Hosteny (Illinois Office)
Serving in the United States
Paid Volunteer Programs: AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps, & Senior Corps.
Contact: Rok Teasley
Volunteer Opportunities: Peace Corps (2 Years Commitment), Peace Corps Response (3 to 12 Month Commitment), Global Health Service Partnership (1 Year Commitment), Graduate Program for Volunteers (Combine Service & Master Degree Program).
THE VOLUNTEER BAY
Contact: Pedro Carrera
Serving Abroad in Ecuador, Nepal, & Thailand
Volunteer Opportunties: Teaching English minimum commitment 3, 4, or 12 weeks; Social Development minimum commitment 2, 3, or 12 weeks; Animal Care & Rescue minimum commitment 1 or 4 weeks; Conservation & Sustainability minimum commitment 2, 4, or 12 weeks.